3 Easy Steps to Clean Your Upholstery 

Our upholstery is important components of our home. Our upholstery dictates the look and function of our interiors. Our upholstery, however, like all others things in our home needs regular cleaning and maintenance.  

Aside from the sanitary benefits of cleaning our upholstery, cleaning them also preserves their life and quality. You can contact excellent professional upholstery cleaner to do the job for you. But if you decide to clean it on your own, here is a list of easy steps on how to clean your upholstery. 

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Materials You Will Need 

Before starting with our work, it is important to get and prepare the material that is needed in our cleaning. The materials that I will prescribe is only optional, and you can adapt them or choose only the ones that you deem necessary.  

You will need a couple of clean cloths, a dish soap that is gentle and clear, upholstery brush that is preferably made of horsehair, a bucket, compressed air (can), and a vacuum cleaner.  

1. Vacuuming

Vacuuming is one of the most basic cleaning methods you can do to your upholstery. When you vacuum, it is important that your strokes should only be in one direction, it is preferable to vacuum from left to right. It is also ideal that you vacuum first from the top to the bottom, do this in overlapping short strokes.  

2. Blasting

There is dust in our upholstery that we simply cannot remove using only a vacuum. This is where the method of blasting comes in; you need a product of compressed air to do this. The places that I am talking about is the tufts, corners, or the buttons of our upholstery. Blast these places using the compressed air, this way the dust will come out flying, or at least get out of their place. It is better you follow blasting with vacuuming, removing the unsettled dust.  

3. Stain Removal

No matter how careful we are towards our upholsteries, sometimes, unfortunate things happen like spilling juices, wines or foods to it. These spillage results into stains, which is very unpleasant to look at.  

When you clean these stains, it is important to remember to clean them immediately. Don’t leave them for later, because these stains will set in deep to your fabric, which will make them very hard to remove. 

In removing stains, you only need three pieces of clean clothes and your cleaning product. Be careful on choosing your cleaning product, test them first in inconspicuous spots on your upholstery, and check if they cause damage like fading. Read their labels or go online and read reviews about the products to be sure.  

Dab a piece of clean cloth with the cleaning solution, make sure that you will only apply appropriate amounts to avoid making the upholstery wet. When removing stains, do not rub it because it may spread. Dab the wet cloth on it until the stain is removed. Follow it up by applying lukewarm water into another piece of cloth and dab on the area; this is to remove the remaining cleaning solution. Finish it off by using the third cloth, make sure that it is dry and suck up the moisture out of the upholstery. 

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